"They do this all the time..."
So someplace around the second week of painting winged things,
the butterflies started to appear.
They would land on the path in front of me.
Wait for me, then wing their way onto my hands or shoulder.
I came home one day to find one waiting in the driveway.
She allowed me to pick her up, crawling gently onto my outstretched fingers.
I placed her in a nearby bush, which seemed a bit safer.
They began to fill my eyes, my heart and mind.
I offer them to you.
I know they want more friends
to take the time to see them.
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Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....